Anglojap Yew

Taxus x media | Also known as: Common Yew, Intermediate Yew | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

A hybrid that crosses the borders between Britain and Japan so is well suited to a boundary hedge.

One of the most popular options when forming hedgerows, Taxus x media is a hybrid that brings together the best of Taxus baccata and Taxus cuspidate - otherwise known as the English Yew and Japanese Yew. Tough, durable and adaptable to most soil types, it is hard to go wrong with what has been conveniently dubbed the Anglojap Yew. With flat, dark green needles, this evergreen shrub makes light work of creating a hedgerow or screen, and can be trimmed into neat shapes. The female of the species produces small, crimson berries in autumn. At home in well-drained but moist and slightly alkaline soil, it prefers to stay out of the hot summer sun.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid eating this plant, as any of its parts can cause severe discomfort.
Height [m]
  • 6 - 8
Spread [m]
  • 6 - 8
Dominant flower colour
  • Inconspicuous or absent
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • grafting
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Spreading
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-7
Heat zone
  • H7-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -12
Heat days
  • 30 - 90
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Trees
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Bonsai
  • Neighbour repellant
  • For every season
Garden type
  • Formal garden
  • Cottage garden
Garden spaces
  • Hedges and screens
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 30 years or longer
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